[Sony GeoHot Lawsuit] Sony To Target Anyone Posting PlayStation 3 Hack


by casey on February 9, 2011

Sony is showing too much aggression after GeoHot jailbroke PlayStation 3 firmware 3.55. If you unaware of the whole story, the young hacker George Hotz aka GeoHot was involved in the PlayStation 3 firmware 3.55 jailbreak. The 21 year old New Jersey Geohot is well known in the jailbreak and unlock community. Sony sued GeoHot. After that, US District Judge Susan Yvonne Illston approved Sony’s request for temporary restraining order (TRO) against GeoHot. The young hacker has been ordered to immediately stop the distribution of Homebrew Signing Tools for PS3 3.55 Jailbreak. So at the moment you can not find PS3 Jailbreak Root keysdePKG firmware decrypter and signing tools on GeoHot’s website as he has removed it from there.

According to Wired:

Sony is threatening to sue anybody posting or “distributing” the first full-fledged jailbreak code for the 4-year-old PlayStation 3 gaming console.

What’s more, the company is demanding that a federal judge order Google to surrender the IP addresses and other identifying information (.pdf) of those who have viewed or commented about the jailbreak video on a private YouTube page. The game maker is also demanding that Twitter provide the identities of a host of hackers who first unveiled a limited version of the hack in December.


Sony also want drag the whole fail0verflow hacking team. To haul the whole team in the court, Sony is asking Twitter to reveal identities of behind the Twitter user names @KaKaRoToKS, @gnihsub, @pytey, @bl4sty, @marcan42 and @fail0verflow.

Previously we have seen the U.S.Copyright Office exempted phone jailbreaking from being covered by the DMCA. This simply means that you can install apps of your choice on any mobile phone. This is a very similar case of installing custom apps but on PlayStation.

Let us see how this GeoHot vs Sony war goes. We will be updating you on this. Stay connected to VeryRite.com.

UPDATE: Sony vs. GeoHot Lawsuit has come to an end

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  • Djs007

    Please stop these cheaters, I want my MW2 backn

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